‘Helpout atourtea par­ties’

Rutherglen Reformer - - Out And About -

A char­ity which launched in Ruther­glen last year is hop­ing to form a sec­ond group.

Con­tact the El­derly’s free monthly Sun­day af­ter­noon tea par­ties have become wellloved in Ruther­glen since they started in Novem­ber.

There is now in­ter­est to form an­other group and the char­ity is ap­peal­ing for more people who would like to be a guest, or help, to get in touch.

Jan­ice Kerr, de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer at Con­tact the El­derly, said: “Our Ruther­glen tea par­ties have proved ex­cep­tion­ally pop­u­lar. Guests and vol­un­teers thor­oughly en­joy their Sun­day af­ter­noons to­gether once a month.

“Vol­un­teer driv­ers col­lect an older per­son who lives alone in their lo­cal area and ac­com­pa­nies them to a tea party in a vol­un­teer host’s home. The com­mit­ment for vol­un­teer­ing is a few hours once a month for driv­ers and once a year for hosts.”

Con­tact the El­derly in Ruther­glen, con­tact Jan­ice. kerr@con­tact-the-el­derly. org.uk or 01236 898613. Con­tact the El­derly can email or post a leaflet if some­one would like to share it with an older per­son who would ben­e­fit.

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